(a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the lion; as, a leonine look; leonine rapacity.
(1) Had that argument been true, British businesses would be in leonine form by now, instead of their current chronic enfeeblement.
(2) He looks leonine, the physique of a young Burt Reynolds with the face of Mr Potato Head.
(3) The plaques present on the face gave the appearance of a 'leonine facies'.
(4) However, some of the symptoms are more in favor of SS, such as leonin face, palm and sole hyperkeratosis and changes in pigmentation.
(5) The Republican’s leonine menace even turned on the moderators at Washington University, demanding half a dozen times why they were interrupting him but not asking tougher questions of Clinton.
(6) His film debut was as a Neanderthal in Quest for Fire ; his most famous role, leonine, not simian, was opposite Linda Hamilton in Beauty and the Beast – I'll let you guess which he was; and his happiest collaboration and hugest success was playing the son of the devil himself, in Guillermo Del Toro's Hellboy .